- Member: WanaBe
- Title: Amon's Hell
- Premiered: 2004-11-28
- E Nomine Das Tier In Mir
I started the video as a project for my own enjoyment. The goal of this video was to see how challenging it would be to lip sync for at least 30 seconds and post a symbol (or in my case a line) every major beet. Since it was started out for my personal enjoyment I did not plan on posting it on the internet for others to watch. However I decided I liked the outcome enough to allow others to see it.
The plot started out with a simple idea that turned out to be hard to see in the video. I wanted to show the struggle between two anime that Rule over all others. For this I chose Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing. In this video there are two sides, Robinís side and the Hellsingís side. The video starts out showing how each of the characters live while halfway through Amon enters a church and kills a girl. After this Allicard enters the church to find his love laying I a poodle of blood. Full of sadness he holds her and kisses her while vowing to kill the one who killed his love (well that I what I was trying to show at least). From there it is easy to understand.
The way I was able to put the line in every time the base kicked in was actually quite simple. Taking the video to After Effects I imported five .psd files. Four of the five were simply a single line that laid against the edge of the video, one for each of the four sides. While the fifth was a .psd file that had all four lines on in. Each .psd file had no background to allow for easy transparence. From there I simply lined the picture of the lines up with the bass beats in the video placing them in a pre-designed pattern. After this I only had to manipulate the transparency of the pic.
To handle the lip-sync I rendered the section of video that I wanted into Tiff files (pictures of each frame). From there I found three (at least) frames that showed the speakers mouth shut, open little, and open wide. With this done I imported them into the video laying them in the timeline one frame at a time trying to sync them up with the audio. One thing I did find out was you need to have at least three tiff files that are the same next to each other otherwise it does not look like the person is speaking. (the mouth moves too fast)
Findings: The beats were not to hard to do since they all follow the same pattern, however, the lip-sync was a pain in the but. Especially when I had to modify each frame for an extended amount of time. While Robin is singing about half way through you can see that when she is singing there is still video playing behind here, this is the pain in the but part I speak of. For this I had to render the background into Tiff files as well and then using Adobe Photoshop I placed the head of Robin on each of the background Tiff files. Then I saved each one before I placed them back into the video. When all was said and done there where 649 different tiff files that needed to be put back into the video frame by frame.
If you have any ideas on how I could accomplish any of the easier please let me know.
Also opinions would be appreciated. Or as Skejy says "Anyway, if you decide to download, please leave an opinion! It'd be mighty appreciated. And I'd be happy to return the favor. :3."